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High school inclusion program for students with autism spectrum disorders  

This is a one-year pilot project designed to (a) teach social interaction skills among students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their peers; and (b) promote the inclusion of these students in both academic and non-academic activities throughout their school day and across multiple settings, such as general education classes, physical education classes, the library, or the cafeteria. This intervention will comprise three components: (a) teaching valued social interaction skills via peer mediation, (b) supporting students without disabilities in their social interactions with their peers with ASD, and (c) providing inclusive opportunities for students with and without ASD to interact with each other across multiple environments and activities. Social skills instruction and social inclusion activities will be facilitated by students' peers ("mentors") in order to promote performance generalization. Multiple measures will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the model. Findings will be used to leverage external funding for expansion and replication of the project. Project Status
NEW

2009

Funder Organization for Autism Research
Fiscal Year Funding $30,000.00
Project Number Project number unavailable
Principal Investigator Hughes, Carolyn
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SF. Launch five randomized controlled trials of interventions including biological signatures and other measures to predict response, and monitor quality of life and functional outcomes, in each of the following groups:
  • Five trials in infants and toddlers by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $30,000,000 over 5 years.
  • Three randomized controlled trials of interventions for school-aged children and/or adolescents by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.
  • Three trials for adults by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Vanderbilt University
State/Country Tennessee
Web Link 1 High school inclusion program for students with autism spectrum disorders (External web link)
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